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Edward Blake tax return

Identifier: Mss 0034-042

Collection Overview

This collection consists of a return of taxable property belonging to Edward Blake in October 1794. It includes lots on Legare Street and South Bay Street along with plantations and slaves in St. Andrew's Parish, Ninety Six District and Saint Bartholomew's Parish.


  • Creation: 1794


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Edward Blake was a Charleston factor who dealt in rum, sugar, indigo, flour, seed and slaves. He had a residence on South Bay Street along with three lots on Legare Street and South Bay Street and a plantation at Cain Acre in St. Bartholomew's Parish.


1 folder (1 item) : 1 leaf ; 32 cm.

Inventory of the Edward Blake Tax Return, 1794
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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